Latest on Arthur Head/J Shed

by dgeorgieva on 3 September 2016

Dear Precinct

Things have taken on a more positive turn in FICRA’s ongoing community action to prevent Sunset Events imposing an amplified concert venue for an audience of 1500 and an extremely large 800 patron tavern at Arthur Head by J Shed below the Round House.

In June we were greatly buoyed by the decisions of both the Fremantle City Council Planning Committee and the full Council voting not to recommend the Sunset Events proposal to the Western Australia Planning Commission.  This was in spite of a poorly reasoned recommendation from the City’s Planning Department to support the application.

At the WA Planning Commission, FICRA joined the J Shed artists and the volunteer Roundhouse Heritage Guides in making submissions to as well as meeting with the officers of the WAPC outlining our concerns and objections.

This process culminated in an address by all three groups (and Sunset Events) to the members of the WAPC on Tuesday August 23.

FICRA is extremely pleased by the Planning Commission’s subsequent decision which was published early this week (Monday August 29th) on their website. The WAPC wholly rejected the application of Sunset events on multiple grounds. (See below).

We fully expect that Sunset Events will appeal this decision and that the next part of the Roundhouse Guides, the Artists and FICRA’s action will take us to the processes of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) sometime soon. We of course remain confident given our very substantial grounds for opposing the proposal, but wary.

 To be continued . . .

That the Statutory Planning Committee resolves to refuse the application for proposed special event (live music) venue and the alterations and additions to allow for a change of use to a tavern at Lot 2051 (Unit 1), Reserve 21263 Fleet Street, Fremantle as shown on the plan amended plans received 11 July 2016, for the following reason(s):

The WAPC’s reason(s) for refusal are:

1.      The proposed application does not comply with the requirements of the Clause 30 of the Metropolitan Region Scheme as it is inconsistent with the purpose for which the land is reserved under the scheme, inconsistent with the orderly and proper planning of the locality and does not allow the preservation of amenities in the locality.

2.      Approval to the application would set an undesirable precedent for the development of other Parks and Recreation Reserves which would undermine the objectives and requirements of the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

Maryrose Baker  

FICRA Committee Member

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Public Meeting/Development of Kings Square

by dgeorgieva on 18 April 2016

Dear inner city residents

The Fremantle Society, the Fremantle Residents & Ratepayers Association and FICRA are jointly presenting a Public Meeting this Wednesday 20 April 2016, at 7 pm at Notre Dame Uni (corner of Cliff and Croke Lane) about the development of Kings Square. It will be a highly informative and important evening and we hope you can come along.

Click Public Meeting (162) for the meeting details.

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Concerns regarding Sunset events barbecues and concerts “activation” on Public reserve at J shed on Arthur’s Head

April 18, 2016

Dear Mayor and Councillors The Fremantle Inner City Residents Association continues with our ‘watching brief’ on the results of the Sunset Events so called “activation” of the southern end studio of the J Shed art precinct and the public reserve on Arthur Head. FICRA wishes to inform the Council of residents views and concerns on […]

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Cantonment Hill Community Open Day

March 27, 2016

Dear Precinct, Please see below information from the City of Fremantle about the Cantonment Hill Community Open Day. ——————————— Hello You’re invited to attend the Cantonment Hill Community Open Day on Saturday 2 April at Cantonment Hill from 10.00am – 12.00pm. The open day is an opportunity for the community to find out more about […]

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Fremantle Port’s community newsletter – March 2016

March 20, 2016

Dear Precinct Please see attached the Fremantle Port’s community newsletter – March 2016 .

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8 Queen Victoria Street development proposal

February 23, 2016

Dear Precinct There is another development for comment and please see an invitation from the City below. ________________________________________________________ Dear precincts You are invited to comment on the following development proposal: Application: 8 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle – DAP001/16 Proposal: 42 Multiple Dwellings and Commercial Tenancy (Office, Shop, Small Bar and Restaurant) Community information session: Wednesday […]

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Draft Local Planning Policy

February 12, 2016

Dear Precinct Please see below the latest information from the City of Fremantle around lodging applications for signage. _________________________________________________ Dear precinct The City of Fremantle has a draft local planning policy 2.14 – advertisements policy available for public comment 12 March 2016. The purpose of this draft policy is to set out the requirements for […]

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Port Sale Update

November 16, 2015

Dear Precinct Please see attached the latest update from Fremantle Ports.

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Fremantle Ports Newsletter – Port News February 2015

March 6, 2015

Dear Precinct, Please see the latest news from the Port of Fremantle. Strong trade growth for first seven months of financial year  New Board member David Smith Free information seminar for transport operators First visit for giant container ship Assistance available for Planning Approval process Victoria Quay Night Markets extended to 25 February Fremantle Dockers […]

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Community Report

November 29, 2014

Dear precinct The City of Fremantle invites you to join them for the Fremantle 2029 Community Report. To wrap–up the community visioning process, Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt will deliver a presentation outlining the key findings from the various visioning workshops conducted in 2013 and how this information will be used to guide decision-making. Date: […]

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